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Professor Bowman: Is Declaring a National Emergency to Build a Wall an Impeachable Offense?

In his latest op-ed in Slate, “Is Declaring a National Emergency to Build an Unnecessary Wall an Impeachable Offense?,” Professor Frank Bowman discusses factors that could make the political path to impeachment based solely on the grounds of a national emergency declaration tricky. Though it could be considered as part of a larger pattern of impeachable conduct. “Use of ‘emergency’…

Dean Lidsky Cited in Federal Appellate Court Decision on Public Official’s Facebook Page

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit unanimously ruled that Loudon County (Va.) Board of Supervisors Chair Phyllis Randall’s Facebook page operated as a public forum and that her decision to block Brian C. Davison from her page based on his criticism of her qualified as impermissible and unconstitutional viewpoint discrimination. The decision cited Dean Lyrissa Lidsky’s article,…

Professor Strong Publishes Article in Leading English Law Review

Professor S.I. Strong recently wrote an article applying default theory to the question of dispute system design in order to understand the continuing debate about the privatization of civil justice in England and Wales.  The article, “Defining the Litigation Default,” 37 Civil Justice Quarterly 463 (2018), offers helpful new insights into the structure and operation of the Civil Procedure Rules and provides policymakers with…

Professor Abrams: Youth Sports Programs Should End Using the Name “Midgets”

For a generation and more, various youth sports programs in the United States and Canada have used the name “Midgets” to identify some age divisions or individual teams. In his latest column on www.askcoachwolff.com, “Youth Sports Organizations Should Retire the Name ‘Midgets’,” Professor Doug Abrams writes that, “The time has come to retire the name ‘Midgets’ from national, state or provincial,…

Professor Bowman: Pattern of Behavior Could Lead to Presidential Impeachment

In a recent op-ed in Slate, “Everything Trump Did Before Entering Office That Could Justify Impeachment,” Professor Frank Bowman writes, “a successful case for the impeachment of the president must rest not on any single event, but on a pattern of behavior that fatally damages the legitimacy of the president and/or amounts to subversion of the constitutional order.” Electoral success…

Professor Bowman: Abuse of Presidential Pardons Is An Impeachable Offense

In his recent op-ed in Slate, “Jerome Corsi and Donald Trump Are Playing With Fire,” Professor Frank Bowman writes that Special Counsel Robert Mueller and his team are faced with a group of potential witnesses who do not respond to the formal rules and structure of criminal law. Recently, after negotiating a plea offer with Mueller, Jerome Corsi decided to…

Professor Schmitz Publishes Article on Using Blockchain Technology to Help Refugees

Professor Amy J. Schmitz has published an article with Jeff Aresty on the use of blockchain technology to empower refugees who are currently seen as stateless, and thus invisible, under the law. The article, “A Rose by Any Other Name….Empowerment Through Identity,” was published in Law360 (2018).  It explains how refugees may benefit from blockchain technology to establish a digital…

Dean Lidsky Interviewed about Defamation Lawsuit Involving two Kremlin-Controlled TV Stations

Dean Lyrissa Lidsky was interviewed recently about a libel lawsuit against two Kremlin-controlled television stations, “U.S. Libel Case Over Russian Poisoning Take Aim at Kremlin Propaganda.” The plaintiff, Alex Goldfarb,  says that the two channels defame him by presenting reports indicating that Goldfarb murdered his close friend, Alexander Litvinenko, by poisoning him 12 years ago. Goldfarb speculates that by airing…

Professor Barondes Publishes in Houston Law Review

Professor Royce Barondes recently published his article, “Contumacious Responses to Firearms Legislation (LEOSA) Balancing Federalism Concerns,” in the Houston Law Review. In the article, he examines federal legislation, Law Enforcement Officers Safety Act (LEOSA), designed to enhance public safety by allowing off-duty law enforcement officers and certain retired officers to remain armed, including during out-of-state travels, notwithstanding some of the…

Professor Trachtenberg Speaks at Harvard About Forthcoming Journal Article

Professor Ben Trachtenberg spoke Oct. 2 at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. His talk was titled, “When Voices Rise: Race, Resistance, and Campus Response,” and it included a review of Professor Trachtenberg’s scholarship related to the 2015 University of Missouri protests. His forthcoming article in the Kentucky Law Journal is “The 2015 University of Missouri Protests and their Lessons…